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Duchy rankAnsbach
Primary culture
Franconian (Germanic)

Capital province
Ansbach (71)

Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Ansbach ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−15% Mercenary maintenance
+10% Goods produced modifier

Prestige.png Land of the Hohenzollerns

+1 Yearly prestige

Aggressive expansion impact.png Restoring Our Heritage

−10% Aggressive expansion impact

Diplomatic reputation.png Plassenburg

+1 Diplomatic reputation

Religious unity.png Franconian Reformers

+10% Religious unity
+10% Church power

Development cost.png Protestant Exiles

−10% Development cost

National unrest.png The Wolf of Ansbach

−1 National unrest

Cavalry combat ability.png Dragoons of Ansbach

+15% Cavalry combat ability

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+5% Discipline

Ansbach is a one province minor in South Germany. It is surrounded by seven neighbors (Flag of Bavaria Bavaria, Flag of The Palatinate The Palatinate, Flag of Nuremberg Nuremberg, Flag of Mainz Mainz, Flag of Ulm Ulm, Flag of Wurzburg Wurzburg and Flag of Wurttemberg Wurttemberg). It has the potential for an alliance with Flag of Brandenburg Brandenburg due to their shared von Hohenzollern dynasty. Ansbach starts with a permanent claim on neighboring Flag of Nuremberg Nuremberg.


As country with Germanic culture Ansbach can form Germany.

Execute decision.pngForm German Nation

Regardless of the absence of a strong, central authority, our nation is prospering. The Hanseatic League, formed by hundreds of towns in northern Germany, has contributed to the prosperity of our nation. Intellectual growth, combined with sea and overland trading, has also helped spur the development and transform our country into a wealthy manufacturing center.

Potential requirements

Flag of Germany Germany does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


The country:

  • has an administrative technology of at least 20.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • is not the emperor of the HRE.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Hamburg (44), Rostock (46), Berlin (50), Brunswick (57), Dresden (61), Thüringen (63), München (65), Nürnberg (67), Hessen (81), Köln (85), Pfalz (1761), Augsburg (1868) and Frankfurt (1876).
    • Königsberg (41) or Elsass (75).


The country:

  • changes to Flag of Germany Germany.
  • gets Empire rank empire government rank.
  • leaves the Holy Roman Empire.
  • gets permanent claims on all provinces of North Germany and South Germany that are not owned by Germany.
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 Monthly autonomy change
    • National unrest.png +1 National unrest

The emperor of the Holy Roman Empire:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Left the Holy Roman Empire” towards Germany worth:
    • Icon diplomacy relations.png−150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
  • gets the event ‘Germany breaks out of the Empire’.


At the beginning of the game, Ansbach is surrounded by Flag of Bavaria Bavaria and Flag of The Palatinate The Palatinate, who usually ally Flag of Austria Austria. Ansbach has the same Hohenzollern dynasty than Flag of Brandenburg Brandenburg, so an alliance with Brandenbourg is possible, and, if the player have so much luck, an PU over it. Ansbach is an Opm, so the player can join a trade league, in order to can ally the merchant republic who is lead the league : Flag of Venice Venice, Flag of Genoa Genoa or Flag of Lübeck Lübeck (it can also be Flag of Ragusa Ragusa or Flag of Novgorod Novgorod, but the player hasn't any interest to ally them). Flag of Nuremberg Nuremberg is an easy target in the beginning of the game, but it can have joined a trade league. In this situation, it is difficult for the player to beat Nuremberg and the entire trade league. It is the same situation for Flag of Ulm Ulm. Expansion at Flag of Bavaria Bavaria is possible, but the player must be allied with another HRE's great power : Flag of Bohemia Bohemia, Flag of Brandenburg Brandenburg or Flag of Austria Austria. Ally with Austria is also useful, because the Emperor don't demand unlawful territories if the player ally it. At West, Flag of The Palatinate The Palatinate is usually allied with Austria, so it isn't a good idea to attack it at the beginning of the game.

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